Scout Notes

Wilson and King reward owners’ patience as Bournemouth beat Villa

Goals: Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) | Harry Wilson (£6.0m) Josh King (£6.5m)

Assists: Jack Grealish (£6.0m) | Callum Wilson (£8.0m)

Bonus Points: El Mohamady x 3 Luiz x 2 H.Wilson/Grealish x 1

Bournemouth battled to a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, leaving their hosts still winless on their return to the Premier League. 

An early penalty was converted by Josh King (£6.5m) after Tom Heaton (£4.5m) had fouled Callum Wilson (£8.0m) in the box to put the Cherries 1-0 up, before Bournemouth debutant Harry Wilson (£6.0m) doubled their lead with an outstanding strike.

The Wilson and King combination is a well-known and lethal duo to Fantasy managers, and the two strikers did not disappoint on Saturday. For Wilson, the assist for King’s converted penalty means the striker has now recorded attacking returns in two consecutive matches.

And for King, his well-taken penalty will inevitably add to his confidence as Bournemouth bid to build on their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 campaign with promising fixtures from Gamweeks 4 to 7, though first, they must face reigning Champions Manchester City at Dean Court in Gameweek 3. 

Harry Wilson scored his first goal for Bournemouth on Saturday

Eddie Howe’s side were buoyant and energetic in attack, yet this enthusiasm was poorly managed by central midfielder Philip Billing (£5.0m) who was lucky to remain on the pitch after a number of poor challenges and was consequently substituted by Howe at half-time. 

For Villa, this was a disappointing result after their promising performance against Spurs last week.

Manager Dean Smith will be understandably frustrated that his side were able to deliver such a strong first-half performance in the capital but fall so short of the required standards in the opening 45 minutes at Villa Park. 

There are a number of assets in Villa’s squad who have the potential to offer value in 2019/20, yet investing in a team who are yet to prove themselves in the top-flight and who remain winless is a difficult decision to justify even if there is a wealth of potential value-for-money options in midfield and defence.

It was a mixed afternoon for Douglas Luiz who was sloppy in possession in the first half but scored a wonder-goal in the second

Tyrone Mings (£4.5m) delivered another commanding performance at the heart of the host’s defence alongside Bjorn Engels (£4.5m), whilst a wonder strike from Douglas Luiz (£4.5m) was the highlight of Villa’s afternoon, a superb effort from outside the box to drag Smith’s side back into contention for a tense final 15 minutes in front of a boisterous home crowd. 

An assist for Jack Grealish (£6.0m) will be pleasing returns for the 6% of managers who backed the Villa captain, and with a crucial run of fixtures on the horizon to ensure relegation does not become an immediate concern for the club, he is likely to feature prominently and could deliver further attacking returns.

John McGinn (£5.6m) was relentless in the middle of the park for Villa, but the Scotsman was unable to deliver successive attacking returns to build on his goal away at Spurs in Gameweek 1.

The abilities of McGinn and Grealish are certainly documented, yet whether either of these players can be considered a viable and reliable asset for Fantasy managers given Villa’s volatility in the opening Gamweeks of 2019/20 is a question that remains unanswered.

Grealish got his first attacking returns of the 2019/20 season

Villa’s club-record signing Wesley (£6.0m) had a difficult afternoon against Bournemouth, failing to fulfil his role as a capable target-man to hold up the ball and unleash Villa’s faster attacking options such as Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Trezeguet (£5.5m). 

It is too early to make a firm judgement on Wesley after just two matches, but from the perspective of early impressions, the Brazilian is unlikely to be a player that is featuring prominently for Fantasy managers, especially given the value that could lie in Villa’s defence alongside the early attacking returns from Grealish and McGinn in midfield. 

Villa’s next three games – Everton (home), Crystal Palace (away) and West Ham (home) – are of huge importance in their bid to have a successful season and prevent getting dragged into a relegation dogfight, and these will be games that are closely monitored by Fantasy managers in assessing whether Smith’s side represent a squad worthy of investment for the early stages of 2019/20. 

Meanwhile, Bournemouth and Howe remain unbeaten and will look to build on their early successes and continue the integration of players such as Harry Wilson who could yet become a differential pick in Bournemouth’s already impressive attacking armoury. 

Reflecting on the game for us, The Villa View’s Dan Bardell said:

A game where neither team really impressed defensively, meaning budget defenders from both sides came away with low scores.

We need to cut out the errors, goalscorer Luiz at £4.5m obviously bagged but I wouldn’t expect him to be scoring too many, he’s a pure a defensive midfielder.

McGinn and Trezeguet looked our liveliest players. McGinn is going to get somewhere between 7-10 goals this season in my opinion. He will play every week and he just suits the Premier League.

For Bournemouth, Harry Wilson looks a shout, especially with Brooks out. Scored from range yesterday and will probably take his share of dead balls. Fraser looked good as well but his price increase puts me off him.

Billing as a budget midfielder doesn’t look advisable, could have easily been sent off yesterday. Good player, but not for Fantasy football.

Members Analysis 

Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Heaton; Elmohamady, Engels, Mings, Taylor; McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Grealish; Trezeguet (Davis 87′), Wesley, El Ghazi (Jota 75′)

Bournemouth XI (4-4-2): Ramsdale; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; H. Wilson (Solanke 76′), Billing (Surman 46′), Lerma, Fraser; C. Wilson, King.

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  1. Coldplay
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Which 2 or 3 to move out with 2FTs? Heaton, Robbo, Rico, Perez, Wood, Ings

    1. EMERGING STAR
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Rico , Perez

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Wood, Ings

    3. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Robbo (if you have double Pool defence) & Wood

    4. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Robbo, Ings

    5. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Perez Wood

  2. dezille
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    2FTs. Need to move Fraser on. With Chelsea mid being a minefield, what are the best options? Ceballos looked great but poor fixtures.

    A) Fraser > Ceballos or Chelsea mid
    B) Fraser, Wilson > Pogba, Barnes/Deulofeu
    C) Fraser, Wilson > KDB, DCL

    Note that I have Perez who I'm willing to give another 2 fixtures, and also Digne who I'm hoping is fit to play.

    Thoughts appreciated!

    1. dezille
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Or D) Fraser, Wilson > Vardy, Chelsea mid

  3. EMERGING STAR
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Looks like a WC week for me.

    Ryan Button
    TAA* - Robbo KWP Zinchenko Aarons*
    Salah Sterling Ayoze* Barkley* Bilva*
    Wilson Long* Greenwood

    1. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Yeah

      1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Yup

  4. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Double Liverpool defence, Perez, Fraser, Wilson, Wesley, Rico.... do I WC?

    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Definitely maybe.

    2. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I think so

    3. Strchld
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I had almost same with Bilva and King. And yes, I wildcarded.

    4. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I wouldn't put Wilson in that dire bracket tbf. He's returned twice in two games. Pool don't look that strong at the back but definitely not that bad either. That leaves you wth Perez, Fraser, Wesley and Rico. I'd give Perez another week with LEI upcoming fixtures. So immediate attention to Fraser, Wesley, Rico for -4 and save WC?

    5. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      no just sort wesley rico wilson for hit

  5. Brakos2k
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Bad game week for me... 41 points and out. Current team below. Really want KDB for next 3 so looking to switch 3 5 2 with Wilson Dond and Robertson to Jota KDB and Kelly (-8). Madness?

    Pope / Heaton
    Vdjik Robbo* Digne Montoya Lund
    Salah Sterling McGin Perez Dond*
    Wilson* Vardy Greenwood

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I wouldn’t

  6. Ha.
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Transfer Pérez and Siggy?

    KDB and Cantwell seem to be the popular choices here, but I’m tempted to hold. I especially think Siggy can return next week.

    1. cravencottage
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I would make the switch

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        An awful lot of KDB hype. Not doubting his ability, but feel like we’ve been here before...

    2. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I’d hold Siggy. He’s been unlucky not to return

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeh I’m sure he’s just a set piece away from returns, but hard to be patient!

      2. BrutalLogiC
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        really? in both games? I haven't seen him

    3. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      why would u sell siggy w his fixtures

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        To get KDB, but that’s the conundrum.

    4. wernerhedgehog
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      i think im holding siggy for at least 1 more, especially since Digne is out! more set pieces.

      1. Ha.
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Not sure Digne is out, though?

        1. wernerhedgehog
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          was informed Digne was crocked and subbed out, am i misinformed?

          1. Ha.
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Yes but doesn’t appear to be anything serious

            1. wernerhedgehog
              • 1 Year
              28 days, 1 hour ago

              ok thanks for the heads up.

              just a thought - siggy could return but i have a feeling KDB is more likely to haul big. kdb looks raring to go after last season's aberration.

      2. Rash
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Hes out?

  7. Eat my goal!
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    I've already taken a hit which is tempting me into WC - I don't want to slip any further behind

    1. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Who’d you take a hit for?

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Had to shift wood & wanted to get pukki before any more rises - tbh it wasn't the brightest of moves

        Wilson > Pukki
        Wood > Jota

    2. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      1 hits fine we still dont have much info after 2 weeks and youll need that wc more later

      1. Eat my goal!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Double pool defence is painful with Arsenal up next and KDB doing the business

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          liverpool def will settle. theyre at anfield

          1. The Curse of Falcao
            • 4 Years
            28 days, 1 hour ago

            Arsenal will score against them.

  8. cravencottage
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Which looks better:
    A) Wilson, Perez, Robertson > Kane, Ceballos, Montoya
    B) Auba, Perez, Wilson > Pukki, Barnes, Sterling

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      A, but I’m sure you’ll get a lot of B’s

    2. BrutalLogiC
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      B for me, Sterling feels essential, Pukki getting there.. also you get to keep Robbo!

  9. Moose™
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Might keep Vardy for one more week.

    Robbo Guilbert Perez - - > Dunk Lundstram KdB.

    Do it?

    -4 only

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      No

    2. No Kane No Gain
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Yea, but I'd have Montoya/Soyoncu over Dunk

      1. Moose™
        • 7 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Have a 2nd thought. Spurs fixtures kinda tasty.

        Guilbert Perez Vardy - - > Soyuncu Cantwell Kane

        Kane or KdB morr essential?

    3. Luke Chadwicks Left Peg
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      That’s not one I like

  10. ShaunGoater123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Robinson tweeted it’s nothing serious, everyone still moving him on?

    1. Ask Yourself
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Would he keep his place after mcburnie and McGoldrick’s performances?

      1. ShaunGoater123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Yeah I think it’s in doubt

    2. Liber
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      He was nowhere to be seen. SHU not atacking enough anyway.

  11. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Bring in a man united defender or double up on everton?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      have man utd played yet

  12. zizoo10
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    who is the best 5.0 or below defender to have? i have 5.4 unfortunately and matip/vertonghen are the only option in that bracket

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      soyboy good value, zouma

      1. zizoo10
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        is he the one to play alongside rudiger?

        1. EMBOLOFAN
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          28 days, 1 hour ago

          id bet on it but we cant be sure

  13. NestorC
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    We could now say Mount is nailed?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      no

  14. FOO FIGHTER
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Can imagine price rise for KDB and price fall for Vardy and Perez?

    1. zizoo10
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      yep

  15. RECKLESS
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Cant decide between Son vs KDB
    Past record says Son as he has scored against all the next few opponents and granted KDB was out for a year still a season before he had no assist/goals against next few. KDB passed eye test though yday whereas Son will fit right in vs hapless newC

    1. Amey
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Same Choice for me too.
      Might WC right now & get KDB IN
      He looked awesome as per people here.
      Next few fixtures are f... Awesome too

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      KDB is more consistent, Son is more streaky IMO
      I would go with KDB right now as he is definitely passed the eye test, whereas we don't even know if Son will even start vs. Newcastle

  16. Atimis
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    You rezon Digne will play next week ?

    1. Ha.
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I rezon so

      1. Atimis
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Haha thanks 😉

  17. St. Stephen XI
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Any Hammers supporters out there willing to share thoughts about Chicharito's chances of getting regular minutes? Thinking about swapping out Joshua King to avoid the matchup with City, and West Ham's next three fixtures don't look too painful.

  18. No Kane No Gain
    • 2 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    How bad has Wesley actually been?

  19. superhoops191
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    So you think this defence is too weak on a wildcard?

    Pope
    Digne Wan Bissaka Montoya Lundstrum
    Salah Sterling KDB
    Kane Pukki Barnes

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      No.

  20. Henning
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Not happy with this team so im tempted to use my WC. Should i do it??

    Pope Heaton

    Digne VVD Kelly Montoya KWP

    Salah Sterling Perez Fraser Dendoncker

    Aubameyang King Greenwood

    1. Victor6359
      • 2 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Nope

  21. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Alright, I've done Wilson, Siggy and Barkley to Pukki, KDB and Ceballos for -4 to leave me with the following:

    Ryan
    Robertson, van Dijk, Digne
    Salah, Sterling, De Bruyne, Perez, Ceballos
    Pukki, Jota

    Button; Lundstram, Greenwood, Rico.

    Good to go or would you be looking to hit the WC button to fix the remaining issues? Perez is probably the only player I really don't want but he has two decent fixtures up next. On WC I'd probably change him, Ryan, a Liverpool defender and Rico. I think I can get by with just the hit but it is tempting to fix everything up.

    1. Henning
      • 5 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I wouldnt use WC on that team.

  22. Jellyfish
    • 7 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Auba > Rash
    Perez > KDB (have Sterling)
    VVD > AWB

    -4 hit yes/no?

    1. EMBOLOFAN
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      have manchester united played yet

    2. KGFC
      • 3 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      If that's the only way to get in KDB, I'd do it.

      Very similar conundrum to mine.

      Looking at:

      Fraser -> KDB (with Raz)
      TAA -> WBA
      Guilbert -> Soyunku

      Only challenge is that I won't have any Pool defenders but this will allow me to keep Auba. Think Auba can get returns against both Pool and Spurs - neither look assured at the back so could be a high scoring game.

  23. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Pope Button
    VVD Digne Dunk Guilbert Rico
    Salah Sterling Fraser Perez Mcginn
    Auba Jota Greenwood

    2FT / 0 ITB

    A) Guilbert Salah Perez --> Lundstram Mane Martial (-4pts)
    B) Salah Fraser Perez --> Mane KDB Ceballos (-4pts)
    C) Any of the above + Auba to Kane for -8pts
    D) WC?

  24. JamTart
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Robb, fraser and Wilson to WB, KdB and xxx (pukki bandwagon) for a -4. Avoids the drops and gets me well placed for city and united good runs

  25. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Early Wc essentials.

    Hendo
    Lord strum
    Kelly
    Duggie
    Pukki blinders
    Kane
    Auba
    Sterling
    Salah

    Make the move

  26. KGFC
    • 3 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Damn it! Guilbert is about to drop. Will cost me -4 to ship out!!

    1. Moose™
      • 7 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Yeah. Cost me - 4 too.

      Guilbert Perez Vardy... All of them going to drop...

      1. KGFC
        • 3 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        This hurts!

  27. fylde2022
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    What players should I look into shipping out of this squad?

    I have 2FT

    Pope
    Robbo VVD Digne Lundstram
    Salah Sterling McGinn Perez
    King Kane

    Button, Dendoncker, KWP, Greenwood

    1. De Gea Van Dijk. 10
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      Robbo
      Digne

      1. The Curse of Falcao
        • 4 Years
        28 days, 1 hour ago

        Why would you want to ditch Digne?

    2. The Curse of Falcao
      • 4 Years
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      One of the pool defenders & Perez maybe?

  28. Tibbs
    • 8 Years
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    Preference, 2FT:

    1) Vardy + Fraser>> Kane + Caballos
    2) Robertson + Fraser>> Coleman + Anyone (own VVD)
    3) Perez + Vardy>> Kane + Caballos

    Any other combination?

    Issues are Vardy/ Perez/ Roberston (own VVD)/ King/ Fraser

    1. 11 smelly shirts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      28 days, 1 hour ago

      I've Robbo and Perez as well, but Leicester has now two easier games, so consider keeping Perez until GW 5.
      Consider that Caballos plays now Liverpool and then Spurs
      If I would be you, would replace Robbo and maybe Vardy to bring in Kane and a 5 Mio defender, depending on how much you have idb

  29. 11 smelly shirts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    My team atm:
    Heaton (Button)
    Roberson, Walker, Lundstram, Montoya (Cathcart)
    Salah, Sterling, Perez, Dendoncker (Redmond)
    Auba, C. Wilson, Greenwood

    Plan to replace Auba by Pukki and take out Redmond and consider bringing in Mane or de Bruyne, but can't decide, can't effort both without losing Salah/Sterliing. Any suggestions?

  30. Vasshin
    28 days, 1 hour ago

    2FT

    I have TAa, Robbo so i am thinking double Liverpool defense is good at the moment.

    I have perez, moura, wood, king too

    What should I do,

    1. Use 2ft for TAA and perez to kelly and kdb
    2. Use 2ft for Taa and moura to kelly and kdb and save 1.0 in bank
    3.just use 1ft to change TAa to Laporte

    My whole team is
    Pope
    Wanbissaka TAa Robertson lundrstam diop
    Moura martial salah sterling perez
    King wood greenwood